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Aug 2022
Arrival of Blinken in Africa to thwart Russian influence

The visit comes shortly after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's own African tour in July.Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, South Africa, a leading developing nation, has taken a neutral stance in the conflict,...

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07
Aug 2022
Gaza: what is the Islamic Jihad, whose leaders have been "neutralized" by Israel?

Since Friday, August 5, several strikes have been fired by the Israeli army on the Gaza Strip, while rocket fire, finally neutralized, has repeatedly triggered the sirens in the neighboring Israeli territories. A preventive operation that does not target...

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07
Aug 2022
War in Ukraine: five new grain cargo ships are due to leave Ukraine this Sunday

For the second time, shootings took place on the site of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, in Zaporizhia. And for the second time, fears of a nuclear incident have resurfaced in Ukraine, a country seriously affected by the Chernobyl disaster. On...

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07
Aug 2022
At 200 years old, the new youth of the Canal de l'Ourcq

Wanted by Napoleon to improve the drinking water supply of the capital, then became a major axis of industrial transformation and transport of wood and coal for the Parisian market, the 108 kilometer canal inaugurated in 1822 reaches its bicentenary this...

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07
Aug 2022
War in Ukraine: is the Ukrainian army really endangering civilians?

In its latest report on the war in Ukraine, published Thursday, August 4, Amnesty International leaves little room for nuance. Frankly, the NGO accuses "Ukrainian combat tactics of endangering the civilian population". The main criticisms leveled at it are...

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07
Aug 2022
The corbicule, the invasive clam that excessively filters the Loire

Between the sandbanks, near Vouvray (Indre-et-Loire), Damien Buzance goes up a small arm of the Loire, protected by his rubber waders, before plunging his hand into the bed of the river.The representative of the Indre-et-Loire fishing federation pulls out...

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06
Aug 2022
China: last day of vast military maneuvers around Taiwan

Number three in the United States, Ms Pelosi has sparked fury in China with her visit, the largest by an American elected official in 25 years. Beijing responded by suspending a series of bilateral discussions and cooperation, including on climate change...

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06
Aug 2022
Colombia: Gustavo Petro, first leftist president, takes oath

The 62-year-old former senator, who left the armed rebellion three decades ago, will be sworn in around 3 p.m. local time (2000 GMT) in front of a large delegation of international guests."The first government that we hope will be a government of peace is...

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06
Aug 2022
Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo pardoned, new sign of appeasement

"In order to strengthen social cohesion, I signed a decree granting presidential pardon to Mr. Laurent Gbagbo," said Mr. Ouattara in a speech on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the independence of the Côte d'Azur. 'Ivory.The Head of State...

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06
Aug 2022
Cuba calls for help, faced with the gigantic fire of an oil depot

Some 800 people were evacuated from the disaster area located on the outskirts of Mantanzas, a town of 140,000 inhabitants 100 kilometers east of Havana, from where the huge plume of black smoke obscuring the sky was visible."Cuba has requested assistance...

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06
Aug 2022
L1: PSG and its Neymar-Messi duo in demonstration, great operation for Monaco

The defending champion has respected his rank in Auvergne, with solidity, efficiency, intensity, and even a large dose of class, in the wake of Neymar, untenable with three assists and a goal (9th), and Messi, author of a double (80th, 86th), including a...

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06
Aug 2022
Cuba: gigantic fire at an oil depot, 17 missing, 77 injured

The 17 missing people are "firefighters who were in the area closest to the fire" when an explosion took place, reported the Cuban presidency, which "requested the help and advice of friendly countries with experience in the petroleum sector.On Twitter, President...

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06
Aug 2022
Rugby Championship: the Springboks dominate the All Blacks, beaten for the 3rd time in a row

After less than a minute of play at the Mbombela stadium in this small city in the Transvaal, South Africa lost their scrum half Faf De Klerk, knocked out while trying to tackle New Zealand winger Caleb Clarke in the legs.But the South Africans have another...

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06
Aug 2022
Longest day at Europe's busiest gas station

Soaring global fuel prices have not deterred thousands of motorists and truck drivers from refueling at the Shell station in Berchem, southern Luxembourg, on the A3 motorway where traffic is very dense.The Grand Duchy may be small, but it's a crossroads...

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06
Aug 2022
Barely back from his world tour, Yann Quénet dreams of new horizons

"It's a lot of emotions. For two or three days, I suspected that I was going to have a nice welcome but at this level, it's moving," he told AFP.At the port of Légué in Saint-Brieuc, the halyards of the moored boats mingle with the hundred people...

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06
Aug 2022
Not far from Bure, a militant and colorful mobilization against the storage of nuclear waste

'We continue, we have been fighting for 30 years, it is only one more step”, trumpets Régine Millarakis, 71, of the collective 'Bure Stop 55”, in the aisles of this militant mobilization, in Hévilliers (Meuse).For Juliette Geoffroy, spokesperson...

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06
Aug 2022
Val-d'Oise: two children seriously injured after being hit during an urban rodeo

The facts took place on Friday around 9:15 p.m. while the two children, "a 10-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were playing tag" on the esplanade in the Hauts Marcouville district in Pontoise, indicates the Departmental Security Directorate (DDSP) of...

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06
Aug 2022
MotoGP: Zarco, on pole in Great Britain, dreams of his first victory

With the way, record of the circuit of Silverstone at the key, Zarco took the pole. He will start on Sunday (2:00 p.m. French time) ahead of Spaniard Maverick Vinales (Aprilia) and Australian Jack Miller (Ducati).Before this 12th round out of 20, Zarco is...

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06
Aug 2022
Elderly cyclists in eastern Ukraine ride despite violence

Artillery strikes can be heard in the distance and armored vehicles race down the streets, but these cyclists refuse to flee, projecting a semblance of normality into a devastated landscape.In the suburbs of kyiv, abandoned at the end of March by Russian...

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06
Aug 2022
Kenyan presidential election: jubilation and mega-meetings on the last day of the campaign

Raila Odinga, 77, and William Ruto, 55, have been traveling the country for months, distributing caps, food or money in small denominations during daily meetings intended to convince the 22.1 million voters.Kenyans are called to the polls on Tuesday to choose...

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06
Aug 2022
Towards the end of the care of a young Briton at the heart of a legal battle

Archie Battersbee had been kept in a coma in a London hospital since April. He was considered brain dead and British justice had authorized the hospital in mid-July to end the treatments that keep him alive.His parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, who...

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06
Aug 2022
China-US: why it is necessary to prepare for a space war

The operation, monitored from the ground by military radars and telescopes, sounded like a wake-up call for Western space commands. On January 22, in a geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above the Earth, the Chinese satellite Shijian-21, in theory specialized...

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06
Aug 2022
Difficult traffic on the roads for the second crossover of the summer

"The situation is in line with forecasts," said Bison Fûté in a press release, which noted a peak of traffic jams of 1,082.5 km at 12:15 p.m. The difficulties were to remain very high until 8:00 p.m.Qualified as "exceptional" by the interministerial body...

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06
Aug 2022
Climate: what consequences with the end of China - United States cooperation?

The bond between the United States and China was not very strong, today it threatens to give way. The day after a particularly spectacular show of force off Taiwan, Beijing announced on Friday August 5 that it wanted to suspend its cooperation with Washington...

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